Adelaide United will take on Central Coast Mariners in the Australian A-League playoffs on Sunday, 15 May 2022. Here we have everything you should know about Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners, Kickoff Time, Team News, Probable Lineup, Prediction, and TV Coverage.
Adelaide United and Central Coast Mariners will play the playoff match to qualify for the semi-finals. The winner of this playoff tie will face Melbourne City in the semi-finals of the A-League on 18 May.
When and Where is Adelaide United vs. Central Coast Mariners?
- Date: Sunday, 15 May 2022
- Kickoff Time: 3:35 pm Adelaide Time (GMT+9:30), which is 4:05 AEST.
- Venue: Coopers Stadium, the home ground of Adelaide United
Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners in the A-League playoffs is set to kick off at 3:35 pm Adelaide Time. It will be a home face for Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.
Central Coast Mariners finished 5th in the table with 42 points from 26 matches, qualifying for the playoffs. They have been in great form lately after an indifferent start of the season. The Mariners are unbeaten in their last 6 matches with 5 wins and a draw.
They are coming into this playoffs tie after a fresh win by 2-0 goals over Newcastle Jets, Cummings and Nkololo scoring a goal each. With that win, Central Coast Mariners finished a point behind Adelaide United in the table, setting up the playoff match.
On the other hand, Adelaide United were fairly dominant in this season. They finished 4th in the table, qualify for the playoffs. The Adelaide men have won 5 and lost a match in their last 6.
Adelaide United are coming into this playoffs tie after a fresh win by 2-1 goals over Western United, finishing 4th in the table. Javi Lopez and Ryan Kitto scored a goal each for Adelaide United.
This playoff match between the two finest in-form teams will be a close one. Adelaide United will get a slight advantage playing in front of home fans.
Central Coast Mariners defeated Adelaide United by 3-0 goals in their last meeting at Central Coast Stadium in March. Adelaide United were down to 10 men at 27th minute when Joe Gauci was sent off. Marcos Urena opened the scoring for the home team in the 77th minute. They scored two more goals at the death to bag a huge win. In the reverse fixture in February, Adelaide United defeated the Mariners by 2-1 goals at home.
Adelaide United vs. Central Coast Mariners Team News and Probable Lineup:
Central Coast Mariners manager Nick Montgomery has no injury concerns before this crucial match. He will get a full squad to choose from.
Central Coast Mariners Probable Lineup (4-4-2): Mark Birighitti; Jacob Farrell, Kye Rowles, Lewis Miller, Storm Roux; Max Balard, Oliver Bozanic, Beni N’Kololo, Josh Nisbet; Marco Urena, Jason Cummings
On the other hand, Adelaide United boss Carl Veart has only one player unavailable. Nick Ansell will be unavailable due to Achilles tendon rupture. Otherwise, the Adelaide boss has no concerns about form or fitness.
Adelaide United Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Steven Hall; Ryan Kitto, Isaías, George Timotheou, Joshua Cavallo; Asad Kasumovic, Louis D’Arrigo; Craig Goodwin, Nathan Konstandopoulos, Lachlan Brook; Joe Caletti
Craig Goodwin and Hiroshi Ibusuki will be crucial in attack for the home team. Goodwin has 9 goals and Ibusuki has 6 in the A-League this season.
Jason Cummings is the star striker for Central Coast Mariners. He has blasted nets for 10 times already this season. Nkololo and Urena both have scored 7 goals for Central Coast Mariners.
This playoff match between Adelaide United and Central Coast Mariners will be a toe-to-toe battle. They will have so much at stake as the winners of this match goes through to the semi-finals.
It will be a wonderful match to watch where everyone will give his best. We predict Adelaide United are slight favourites to win this match.
- Score Prediction: Adelaide United 2-1 Central Coast Mariners
The winner of this Final Series Eliminator will face Melbourne City in the semi-finals of the A-League on 18 May.
How to Watch Adelaide United vs. Central Coast Mariners on TV and Live Stream?
A-League is the most prestigious tournament of football in Australia. The matches of the A-League will be broadcast is many TV channels. Fans can use Sky Sports, BT Sports, Channel 10 and all the other major channels to watch the Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners match.
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